Sunday, July 02, 2006

Wall St. Journal on 80-20 & Lt. Col. Yee

6/30 Wall Street Journal (WSJ) shines lights on 80-20 and
Lt. Col. Garret Yee of Fremont, CA, a member.

In a full page and half article with 6 pictures, WSJ reports "Torn on the Fourth of July." It sensibly accounts how immigrants from Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa relate to 4th of July.

It also talks about 80-20's 700,000 email list, the meaning of its namesake, its "Flag Project," its bloc vote, and its effort to "erase Asians' image as 'perpetual foreigner.'"

The real spot-light is on Lt. Col. Garret Yee, who will head to Iraq next month. To see a picture of Lt. Col. Yee and a touching account of his family members, who are described as "the American melting-pot in microcosm," go , if you subscribe to WSJ. or , but unfortunately is without a picture of Lt. Col. Yee and his family.

Who are 80-20 members?

80-20 is a grassroots organization. Its members come from every walk of life, including very prominent members. It has national academicians, company CEOs, university presidents, and many members of the "Committee of 100." Many 80-20 Life Members are also C-100 members.

What do 80-20 members do?

Prominent or not, we all strive to serve the AsAm community. That is why our members are often in the news. Besides Lt. Col Yee, another example is Dr, Kuang Teh Jeang. He was featured in the Scientist Magazine recently for his effort to break the management glass ceiling for AsAm scientists. He was later awarded NIH Asian American Scientist of the Year, 2005.

Our members act to make a difference! This is what distinguishes 80-20. Lt. Col Yee helps push 80-20's Flag Project in Fremont, CA. Dr. Jeang propagates 80-20's attempt to break the glass ceiling at NIH. Their actions are featured in prominent mainstream media! Consequently, the noble goals of 80-20 are achieved while BENEFITING YOU.

  1. Hoist a flag on July 4th.
  2. 80-20 is looking for a full-time Special Assistant. We invite the best and the brightest to apply. If you identify with the Asian American community and want to serve it, this is the perfect job for you. For a job description, visit
Join 80-20. Using a credit card, visit

PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu Director of Projects
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the
check. Life membership is $1,000; Family (2 voters) is $50; Basic
Membership is $35; Student membership is $15.